Great Hearts senior earns $10K college scholarship

Sophie Fredrickson overcomes the odds


Sophie Fredrickson, a part-time employee at Taco Bell, 6645 W. Happy Valley Road, Glendale, is the recipient of a $10,000 Taco Bell Liv Mas scholarship for college.

She is a senior at Great Hearts Glendale Prep, 23276 N. 83rd Ave., Suite 1, Peoria.

Sophie, born a micro premie at 1 pound, 5 ounces, created a YouTube video to apply for the scholarship detailing how hard she has worked to beat the odds and how excited she is to graduate from a Great Hearts Academy.

During a surprise presentation with her family, she was presented with the honor on May 9.